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Village market on Sat October 28th 10 - 12, please drop off any bric-a-brac at Gwen Jackson's Hillside Farm, Priory Lane, or contact Gwen on 01508 550337/07788932646

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674

The DIARY – Click here 

The excellent film ‘The Levelling’ played to another packed hall in October, and next up on Friday November 3rd is A Man Called Ove. Based on a best-selling novel about the taming of  the grumpy old man next door, with great reviews and an 87% audience liking, this is sure to be another sellout. Click here for a full review. Tickets, as always, are £5 from Raz on 550122 or razwoollacott@gmail.com

And also a large turnout for the Piano Recital on Sat who enjoyed a new and varied set from local pianist Frank Lawler, with proceeds of over £700 being donated to the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital. 

September Sunday walk at Marston Marshes, but who’s doing the ‘Tarzan’ act….or is it ‘Jane’???

                  Next walk will be on Sunday 29th October, see diary for details.

Wine Tasting – In the run up to the festive season, on Saturday December 9th, the SVA will host a Mystery Wine Tasting evening in the Trinity. A VERY informal evening that will include guessing the region/country the wines come from and bonus points for the age!! The event is not aimed for wine selling as such, but there will be local ‘expertise’ on hand to share opinions and recommendations on an accompaniment for Christmas dinner, or a glass to watch yet another re-run of ‘Fools and Horses’ with. It will also be, bring your own nibbles such as cheese etc.Full details and ticket prices to follow, but reserve your places soon as they ‘re bound to be in demand. Tickets can be reserved in advance via the Contact Us above.

A new season of the Saxlingham Toddler and Baby Group has now started and there’s an open invitation for all, click here for details.

Sad to report that some lead flashing has been stolen from the roof at the back of All Saints church, which follows the burglaries in September. We would ask everyone be vigilant and report any unusual activity, remembering that if you see anything suspicious you can immediately contact the police by calling 101 and they’ll do their best to respond asap. 

If you’re worried about unwanted visitors at Halloween, our local Police Beat Manager, Stu (details below) has provided a solution – a poster which is designed to be attached to the front doors and gates of home addresses for people that don’t wish to participate in Halloween festivities. You can download and print the poster via this link Halloween Do Not Disturb Posters 

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to CAN website for more details.

A lesson to be learned….The sad demise of a young horse occurred after some garden hedge clippings, which unfortunately contained cuttings from a Yew tree,  were thrown into one of the local fields. Even small quantities of yew are highly toxic to livestock causing rapid death. Much garden waste is poisonous so please make every attempt to dispose of it with care.

Meanwhile, back on the common…just when you thought he/she had disappeared…click on the photo if you want to see the video (it will open in a separate screen and takes about 30 seconds for the video to download, then click on the video.)!

Looking for breakfast, 19/9

All Saints Bell Project. We are planning major improvements to the bells in All Saints church, click here for more information.

3 Ponds Meadow looking spic and span after September tidy up, though not sure we can say the same for the ‘tidy uppers’!! Look out for further dates in the autumn for sessions at Stubbs Green and the Village Pond, details in due course. 

Some learning opportunities – Pick n Mix_bitesize learning_A42

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local policing October newsletter – D14 Tasburgh

August monthly report from Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner, click link.   http://mailchi.mp/norfolkpcc/your-monthly-roundup-hu9n1bctss?e=a405ee187e

Silhouette 30/04/17; click on photo for more. 

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